Recipes: Libations

Any of these would make delish cocktails or refreshing non-alcoholic drinks. Just substitute soda water or more juice (when applicable) for the alcohol. We keep chilled glasses in the freezer for frosty fun
Blackberry Basil
Muddle a small handful of basil & fresh blackberries
Add ice & 4 parts Vodka, 1 part Dry Vermouth and a splash of bitters
Top off with soda
Flying Carpet
Combine Rosemary sprigs, a generous splash of Rose Flower Water, ice
Add equal parts Pomegranate juice or Pomegranate Molasses* & Vodka
Shake it
*the molasses will be less sweet, more sour & concentrated
Summer Breeze(s) Many drinks in one!
Muddle cucumber with basil, mint or tarragon- Add Ice, plus Vodka or Gin
A splash of elderflower syrup (yes, from ikea)
Muddle a few basil leaves
Squeeze fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
Add Ice & 2 drops of chocolate bitters
Shake Ice with 2 parts Bourbon, 1 part Dubonnet Rouge, a few drops of Agosturra bitters
3 Dandied Cherries* & a spoonful of their juice
Dandied Cherries
Pack & submerge good dried cherries in good brandy in a sterilized jar for at least 48 hours up to many months. A great gift.

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